RESTRICTION ON HARMFUL SUBSTANCES ( ROHS COMPLIANCE )
RoHS Compliance Testing
RoHS Compliance Testing has become standard procedure for most manufacturers, sellers, distributors, and recyclers of electrical and electronic components or equipment sold or used in the European Union.
The need for RoHS testing is a result of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS Directive, which became effective on July 1, 2006. The Directive was drawn up in the European Union to protect human health and the environment from hazardous substances by restricting the use of six hazardous chemicals in electrical and electronic products.
State-of-the-art Chemistry and Metallurgy Lab equipped with ultra-modern technology and sophisticated instruments like LC-ICPMS, GC-MSMS, spectroscopy, etc. can determine the level of the following first four substances restricted by RoHS in a component.
State of art chemistry Lab and Metallurgy Lab equipped with ultra-modern technology and sophisticated instruments like LC-ICPMS, GC-MSMS, spectroscopy, etc can determine the level of the following first four substances restricted by RoHS in component material:
- Mercury (Hg): 100ppm
- Hexavalent Chromium (Cr (VI)): 1000 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd):100ppm
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB):1000 ppm
- Lead (Pb) : 1000ppm
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE):1000 ppm
- Bis(2- Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP):1000ppm
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): 1000ppm
- Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): 1000ppm
- Disobutyl phthalate (DIBP): 1000ppm
RoHS has set maximum concentration values for each of these restricted substances. All values are set at 0.1%, except for cadmium with a limit of 0.01%. We can get the testing done with the capability to test for lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium.
RoHS compliance testing is performed in our lab using spectroscopy and wet chemistry methods to determine the concentrations of these RoHS substances in test samples. All RoHS testing results are fully documented in Certified Test Reports for our customer’ s record.
RoHS and the recast directive RoHS 2 that went into effect in July 2011 does exempt a number of materials and products from the requirements set forth in the Directive earlier and include additional restrictions that went into effect on December 31, 2011.
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RoHS-Impacted Product Categories
The RoHS Directive applies to products in Categories 1 thru 11 (as per Schedule 1 of the WEEE Directive). RoHS also applies to all wire, cables, and associated connectors, both internal and external.
The following product categories are impacted under the RoHS Directive:
- 📷 Category 1: Large household appliances - refrigerators, washers, stoves, air conditioners
- 📷 Category 2: Small household appliances - vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons
- 📷 Category 3: Computing & communications equipment - computers, printers, copiers, phones, satellite
TV, cell tower equipment, antennas
- 📷 Category 4: Consumer electronics - TVs, DVD players, stereos, video cameras
- 📷 Category 5: Lighting - lamps, lighting fixtures, light bulbs (some fluorescents are exempt)
- 📷 Category 6: Power tools - drills, saws, nail guns, sprayers, lathes, trimmers, blowers
- 📷 Category 7: Toys, leisure and sports equipment - videogames, treadmills, talking dolls, Fitbits
- 📷 Category 8*: Medical devices and equipment - includes in-vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) (also impacted by
GMP regulations - FDA 21 CFR 820)
- 📷 Category 9*: Monitoring and control equipment - thermostats, smoke detectors, fire alarms, including industrial applications
- 📷 Category 10: Automatic dispensers - vending machines, ATM machines
- 📷 Category 11**: Catch-all - all other electronic and electrical equipment not covered under the other categories. Included are 2-wheeled electric vehicles; electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes, cannabis vaporizers and vape pens; electrical cables that are less than 250V working voltage.
* Compliance deadline for Category 8,9 products for RoHS 3 phthalate restriction is July 22, 2021 ** Compliance deadline for Category 11 products is July 22, 2019
RoHS- Exempted product Categories
The following product categories are currently exempted from RoHS compliance. Of note is that these exemptions are largely application or industry dependent:
We assist in testing such products as per the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI, Europe) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC, US) standards. Our authorized agents connect applicants with local representative support and assist them in obtaining ETA certification. We support you in completing the required documentation for filling an application at the WPC.
- Military - equipment used for defense or national security
- Space - equipment sent into space such as satellites, telescopes, spacecraft
- Transportation - vehicles used for transport (except 2-wheeled electric vehicles)
- R&D - equipment used for professional research and development
- Non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) - agricultural, railway, waterway, construction machinery
- Large-scale fixed installations (LSFI) - electrical distribution, HVAC, robotic equipment and lines
- Large-scale stationary industrial tools (LSSIT) - CNC, milling, metal-forming, testing machines; cranes
- Fixed-location photovoltaic panel (PV) installations
- Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMDs) - pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, insulin pumps
- Sub-equipment for out-of-scope equipment
- Batteries - just the cells, not external wiring
- Compact flourescent light bulbs/lamps
- Spare parts for equipment in the market before RoHS took effect - applies to all except for Category 11 products
We have tie-ups with ROHS testing labs and also we are experienced ROHS consultants in Delhi.